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since 9/11. now the fbi wants to know if the man who lives there had advance knowledge of the radical islamic terrorist plot that was carried out by farook and his wife. we have a team. kevin corke is at the white house with more on what we expect from the president's upcoming address at 8:00 p.m. will carr is in red lands, california, where we begin in front of that apartment. he has the latest on the raids. >> reporter: as the president gets set to address the nation tonight, authorities still trying to figure out why these two suspected terrorists were able to fly under the radar here in this neighborhood in southern california. now, on saturday, as you mentioned, federal authorities raided a home in nearby riverside, california, where enrique marquez a former neighbor of farook lived. apparently the two liked cars, talked about that quite frequently according to people who live in that neighborhood. now, federal authorities tell us marquez may have legally
purchased the semiautomatic weapons used in wednesday's mass shooting, and they say -- has really shifted to farook's wife, the 29-year-old mother who along with farook collected a cache of weapons, ammunitions and ieds inside of their apartment in redlands. some neighbors say they noticed a lot of suspicious activity in the couple's garage for the past couple of weeks but they did not call authorities because they were afraid that they would be accused of racially profiling. now, federal authorities say that malik pledged her allegiance to isis on the day of the shooting on facebook. we're learning that she may have radicalized farook and sources tell us may have been the family bomb maker. >> i think it's the female assailant and this point who may have actually been angling to marry someone with a clean record so she could bring terrorism to the united states. >> reporter: malik was born and
educated in pakistan, spent time in saudi arabia. she met her husband farook online and moved to ute in 2014 and was granted a conditional green card in july of this year. as the investigation continues this community has held vefrl ridgities throughout the course of the weekend remembering the 14 lives lost. >> in a few moments, we'll look into the allegations that she could have been a terrorist plant here to commit terrorism on our soil. we'll talk to john bolton about that. >> eric, for the first time in over five years, president obama will address the nation from the oval office. this evening, he's expected to focus on his plan to fight terror following the vicious mass shooting in san bernardino. mike mccaul, the chairman of the house homeland security committee telling fox news sunday what he wants to hear in at address. >> i want him to tell the truth to the american people about what the threat nature really
is, and what the threat itself is, and that's radical islamic terrorism. it does exist in the united states. >> kevin corke joins us live from the white house. kevin? >> reporter: good day to you from the white house. just the third time the president will address the nation from the oval office, and in this speech tonight he's going to try to reassure the american people that their safety and security remain his top priority while attempting in the speech to make the pivot to the broader war on terrorism. as you can well imagine, his national security team has been very active throughout this investigation of the vicious attack in san bernardino, california. they convened in the situation room yesterday breaking down the latest intelligence on at tack. while at the details are still coming in, at this hour in a statement the white house said, quote, they are as of yet uncovered no indication that the killers were part of an organized group or formed part of a broader terrorist cell. that's important because, as you pointed out, obviously isis is saying the exact opposite in some of the things they're putting out there online.
meanwhile, some lawmakers on capitol hill are asking the president in his speech tonight to be clear and for that matter to be blunt with the american people about the threat we all face. >> i think the american people deserve to know what the truth really is, and we also want to hear from him a military strategy to finally defeat isis, drain the swamps so they can't come into the united states. and san bernardino is an scam. the swamp coming to the united states. >> reporter: no surprise the "washington times" writing in an editorial, it is not necessary to debate the peculiar wording of the second amendment. no right is limited and immune from reasonable regulation, that from the "new york times." of course the white house is said to be working on the speech up until the very last moment that is fairly boilerplate stuff. we'll have live coverage tonight at 8:00. arthel? >> indeed we will. thanks kevin. as the president gets ready
to address the nation tonight, it's increasingly on the edge of the threat of terrorism. what will he say? what should he say? ambassador john bolton, a former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, senior fellow at the american enterprise institute and fox news contributor. good to see you. what do you expect the president to say and what should he be telling us? >> well, i think his main focus is the reaction that we've seen around the country obviously in the wake of the tragedy in san bernardino. people are worried about what this implies for their safety all across the country. this was not an attack on an icon in new york or washington. this was in a neighborhood in a city that could be in any one of the 50 states. so i think just as last summer when isis began beheading americans and others overseas, the american people by and large are saying, we don't feel safe, we want to know what our leaders are dog. i think the president is very worried about the implications for the remainder of his term and, to be blunt about it, for the 2016 election. that i think is what he's going
to concentrate on. >> yesterday in his saturday address, he said they were possibly radicalized. do you think that the president will get tougher on radical islamic terrorism? >> no, i don't. but i tell you, eric, even if he uses the right words, i don't think it will reflect a change in his thinking. i think he's responding to a domestic political concern for house and senate candidates in his party who are up, his likely successor as the presidential nominee of his party, but i don't think even if he called this act in san bernardino an act of radical islamic terrorism it would change his operational policies at all. i don't think he fundamentally believes in it. i think he believes the real risk is an american overreaction, american overreaction militarily abroad and, in his perception, against muslims here at home. >> and you talk about his policies. what about the policies, the veets sa policy, the fiance policy? was she a terrorist plant?
was she radicalized before she even came into this country? she and sayyed didn't really know each other. they met on the internet. they weren't high school sweethearts in illinois. the there's a report she was connected to a radical islamic mosque and cleric in pakistan. so is it possible -- of course she came up clean. that's the whole point, that she was sent in here on purpose to potentially meet and marry an american citizen, get that visa, come here with a green card and potentially commit terrorism. >> i think we've got to be honest about our visa granting system, even despite improvements based on security concerns since 9/11. it's still a very flawed vehicle. i mean, out there where interviews take place at and embassiy ies around the world you have very, very junior foreign service officers doing the interviews. rightly or wrongly and i think wrongly consular affairs is not considered one of the fast tracks inside the state department. the young foreign service oovs
don't like doing it. they don't like that assignment. so they're not -- these are not fbi agents questioning visa applicants. they're 27, 28-year-old people who are relatively new in the foreign service. that's been a mistake for decades. >> that's our front line or supposed to be our front line to protect this country. >> that's the problem. you're precisely correct. when they say, we're going to test against databases, the director of the fbi, director of national intelligence testified before the focus came on this process that you test against the date at that base, it's only going to show you what's in the database. let's get real about this. i think we've got a system that the radicals, for example, in the fiance visa approach have found a weakness to exploit. >> in other words, you're saying it's possible for a terrorist organization to use this as a loophole just like the lisas were used in the 9/11 terrorism. >> unfortunately they've developed a pretty sophisticated counter strategy against the steps we've taken since 9/11. that's what this refugee flow is
about. the minister on 9/11 estimated 2% of all the refugees going into europe from the near east were any rajihadis. you run the math, it's frighteningly high numbers. we see people coming into the united states, the fiance visa isn't that nice, but in fact it's a hole in our defenses that they've opened up. >> she's putting on a happy face in interview and then building pipe bombs, 12 of them, and more in their apartment. not even a year later. ambassador john bolton, always good to see you. thank you. >> thank you, eric. >> arthel? >> i want to remind everybody you can watch the president's address right here on the fox news channel. join bret baier before and after the address later tonight "special report" begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern. and we have a fox news alert. police in london treating a n i attack as a terrorist incident after a man stabs three people and reportedly says, quote, this
is for syria. investigators arresting the man at an underground tube station in london. they say he attacked three people leaving one man with serious injuries. >> i could hear pleading for help. it was -- i think it was females shouting help help help. all of a sudden all the people started running out from the station. the guy went out and start chasing the girl around the statue. >> conor powell is live in jerusalem with more. conoror, what do we know about the attacker at this point? >> reporter: arthel, very little is known at this point about the attacker or his motive. police are, as you said, treating this as a possible terror incident. the attacker is in custody after being tased by police on the scene. it's believed he's about age 29, in his late 20s, according to authorities the man appears to have been working alone. right now british police are saying they're not looking for anyone else in connection to this attack.
at least three people were injured in this knife attack. all of them, though, appear to be likely to survive, though one was injured pretty seriously. police are treating this as a terror act because several witnesses say they heard the attacker scream "this is for the syrian people." though there's no mention of isis in his screaming, the uk parliament of course just did vote to expand its air strikes against isis in syria this past week. it's not clear if the attacker was inspired by militants or out of concern for the syrian civilians. still, arthel, a lot of questions about what happened here. but it is obviously an ongoing situation and police are trying to get to the bottom of it. >> certainly scary for people riding the tube in london. let me talk about another case with you, conor. isis is claiming credit for the assassination of a politician in yemen. what do we know about that? >> reporter: so isis appears to be stepping up its activities in yet another country, this time yemen.
according to releases they put out on social media, they're claiming credit for killing the governor of aiden. he and several of his car were kill staff were killed in a car blast. isis have been a pretty minor actor in yemen in comparison to al qaeda. they haven't been particularly active there. this is with one of the most high profile attacks there. their presence appears to be growing. the governor was appointed after the houthi rebels wash driven from aiden by saudi air strikes and uae troops. this ongoing civil war has drawn in several mideastern countries and has started to escalate and deteriorate the country. despite isis being a sunni extremist group, they loath the saudi arabian government and they put out in their sort of statement that this attack was an attack on the saudis and the
other sunni governments that are operating in yemen. another case, arthel, of where we're seeing the deterioration of the middle east drawing in jihadists and really taking advantage of the chaos there. >> chaos indeed. conor powell, thank you very much. arthel, ahead of the president's address tonight, the other presidential candidates are discussing terrorism. the threat against us, how to stop it, and what we should do. they're reacting to the deadly shooting. with their ideas on keeping us safe. we'll fill you in. some 15 years since the attack on 9/11, first responders still waiting for answers on their health benefits. >> there's a willingness to pass it later, but every time you wait for the next time and the next time, it creates anxiety and worry among our heroes. these are men and women who raced up the towers to save people. so we need to make sure we are there for them. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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affected by the san bernardino shootings. this as some of the republican candidates are also offering their own proposals, as we all face this fight. kristin fisher is live in the washington newsroom with the latest on some of those ideas. hi, kristin. >> hi, eric. one of the candidates who actually weighed in this morning was hillary clinton. in a rare live interview on a sunday political show, she talked about the san bernardino attack, gun control and isis. she said, we are definitely in conflict with isis, but she would not say we're at war with isis nor would she use the phrase "radical islam." she explained why on abc's "this week". >> the problem is that sounds like we're declaring war against a religion, and that to me is, number one, wrong. there are radicals, people who believe all kinds of things in every religion in the world. >> but most of her republican counterparts have no problem saying we're at war with isis, even with radical islam. yesterday ted cruz released this ad titled rebuild our military
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i'm elected to serve as commander in chief, we won't cower in the sfais face of evil. we'll lead. we'll rebuild our military. we'll kill the terrorists and every islamic militant will know, if you wage jihad against us, you're signing your death warrant. >> mean while, donald trump is taking heat for saying he supports profiling to stop p profi profiling. ben carson said he advocate for more vigilance in the wake of the san bernardino attack. >> we have to teach everyone the importance of vigilance and not being afraid to report something, even if you get nine false alarms. if one of them turns out to be positive, it's worth it. and we have to stop demonizing people who are trying to be good citizens. >> now, ben carson has really been slipping in the polls. according to a new cnn poll out friday he's dropped eight points since october.
he's now in third behind ted cruz and donald trump still on top with a huge 20-point lead. eric? >> kristin, thanks so much. arthel? well, for more on this, we're going to bring in john fund from the national review magazine. hi, john. >> thank you. >> there you are. we just saw that new ad from ted cruz. the tough talk is there. it's loud and clear. but, you know, are the specifics there? and john, at this point, do voters care about specifics? >> well, they are jittery, and everyone is waiting for president obama's speech tonight. i think the president is accelerating his response because, frankly, the reaction of democratic leaders after san bernardino was very jittery initially. you have the attorney general talking about the priority of preventing hate crimes against muslims. well of course that's important but the latest numbers show that
60% of religious hate crimes are against jews in this country and only 14% against muslims. then you have hillary clinton initially calling for more gun control and still calling for it and the president reluctant to say that this was an act of terrorism in the beginning and still refusing to talk about radical islam as america's enemy. so i think the president has recognized there's both a policy and a political priority that he address this in a much more dramatic way. >> and i think we heard -- ambassador bolton just said to eric shawn that he wants to hear and find out if the president is going to utter the words "radical islam." but let me talk a little bit more about ted cruz because, again, we just saw that political ad that he just released. senator cruz also has said that, quote, we will carpet-bomb them intooblivion, talking about isis. this may be the hyperbole and passion many americans wants to
hear this point. but once cruz were to stand behind the presidential feel, can a strategy like carpet-bombing work on the worldwide political stage, john? >> well, that's what the french trying to do after paris. they immediately launched attack was their jets. the russians are bombing. everyone seems to be bombing isil. i think the question will be, can carpet-bombing, can it dramatically stepped up campaign actually destroy them militarily without putting boots on the ground? that's an open question. i certainly don't want boots on the ground. but i do believe the american people want a much more aggre aggressive response. as we see, the french and the russians are responding. >> let me go here, talk about this. cruz is also against telephone metadata collection by the nsa. so you know this directly opposes the opinion of his close competitor marco rubio. l listen to the sound bite. >> moving forward, this is not going to be the last attempt to attack the homeland.
there are of individuals that were of assistance to them. do we not want to know who the individuals were, even if the contact happened 2 1/2 years ago? the reality is, under the changes in the law, that information will not be there for us to look at. >> so cruz is against metadata collection, rubio is for it. which candidate stands more on the side of the american voter? >> i think the american people view this as a complicated question. i don't think it's going to be the determining factor in their vote. it's a balancing act between civil liberties and the need for the government to collect information. i think it's -- the question is open as to whether or not these new changes in the law would have any effect at all on san bernardino. we don't have the facts. >> the changes enacted this past june. john fund, i appreciate your time this sunday afternoon. we will speak to you again soon. >> thank you. >> >> well, they responded to
the call on 9/11, going down to ground zero, braving the stinging fumes and acrid smoke to help out. as a result, as you know, many got sick and some have died. now lawmakers are ready to renew the federal law that gave the first responders that day vitally needed health benefits. now supporters are back at the site of the worst terrorist attack in our country's history, rallying at ground zero to advocate for the funding. brian is live with the details. >> reporter: eric, the health and reauthorization act provided much needed medical treatment at no cost to tens of thousands of americans who traveled from 50 states to help in the recovery and the efforts here at ground zero following 9/11, many of whom got extremely sick as a result of their heroic actions. and now the law which was temporary is about to -- it
expired on october 1st. if it's not renewed, health care will end next year. many of these heroes are suffering from 50 different types of cancers and other chronic illnesses. today at 2:00 p.m. new york and new jersey congressional and senate members led by kristen gillibrand will rally to have washington put politics aside and renew the bill. >> men and women who have come to congress asking for this bill to be passed have died since the last time! men and women who have been urging for congress to do the right thing are suffering every single day! >> reporter: comedian jon stewart spent time with congress first responders advocating the law get renewed to permanently provide medical care for 9/11 rescue workers.renewing the law
permanently was supposed to be included in a highway bill this week. it was not. now the experts say that the best bet is this bill will have to be aattached to a divisive spending bill that has to be signed into law by december 11th to avoid a government shutdown. eric, as politics goes out with all of this, it's important to remember that more nypd officers have died since 9/11 than on 9/11 and over 200 first responders have died as a result of their diseases. eric? >> brian, they gave of themselves, this nation owes them. thank you. well, goet your flu shot no. that is the message from the cdc. we're going to find out why they're suggesting you listen up. >> and if you try quit smoking it can be a lot harder for some rather than others. there's a new stidy that says genetics could be to blame. the doctors are here on "sunday houseca housecall" with what you need to know if you're trying to kick the habit.
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